Petit Mao

Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

The Petit Maó boutique hotel is run by a group of friends who share a common mission: to take hospitality to a whole new level. Your actions are determined by empathy and sympathy for the visitors of the Petit Maó. Anyone staying here doesn't feel like a guest, but as a friend. Arrive and feel at home is the primary mood.

The building dates from the 18th century and is located right in the historical center of the island's capital, Maó. Menorca is the easternmost of the Balearic Islands - a beautiful peaceful island that has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. The Petit Maó is the ideal domicile to explore the island, which is strongly influenced by the English. The neighborhood of the hotel has a lot of history on the one hand and the most modern restaurants with a view of the harbor on the other.

The Petit Maó is not only a place of wellbeing, but also a source of inspiration. This is made possible by the simple rooms, whose rather minimalist style leaves room for your own thoughts and arouses creativity through occasional eye-pleasing. Individual pieces of furniture, lovingly draped plants, beautiful carpets and lots of natural materials ensure relaxed living. However, there are no televisions. Less is more is the motto here.

However, this does not apply to breakfast. The first meal of the day consists of all sorts of delicious organic ingredients and is served on the terrace with a view of the green courtyard.

There are deckchairs to relax in, and to cool off you can hop into the turquoise water of the pool. In this green oasis it is wonderful to chat with other guests over a glass of wine about the day's experiences.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom85 €
Family roomfrom115 €
Suitefrom115 €


ArchitectureThe house dates from the 18th century and was built when the island was under British sovereignty. The exterior facade has been gently renovated so that its origins have remained completely visible. The interior is dominated by natural materials, sunlight-flooded rooms, a fancy interior style in which vintage furniture as well as feng shui elements play a role. The composition creates a mood that, although minimalistic, is cozy and quaint at the same time.

FoodThe breakfast, which is served either in the room or on the terrace, consists largely of local and seasonal organic ingredients, supplemented by some Mallorcan specialties such as cheese and sausage.

Hotel staff receive discounts and a dividend. Working hours are flexible, training and coaching take place regularly. Cultural projects and institutions as well as environmental groups receive free board and lodging.

EnvironmentRespect for nature is very important in the hotel. The operators feel obliged to preserve the island and the biosphere reserve close to the hotel and are against any form of invasive mass tourism. A PV system is used to generate electricity, a climate-friendly heat pump provides heat, native plants are cultivated on the farm and careful water consumption is taken into account. Consumer products are largely sourced from the local environment.


  • “Live like friends”
  • Boutique hotel located in the middle of the island's capital
  • Restaurants and tapas bars within walking distance
  • 5 km to the nearest beach
  • Yoga classes and massages can be organized on request
  • Ideal for decelerating in beautiful surroundings
  • For design lovers and aesthetes

Boutique B&B6 roomsBreakfastChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessPoolno pets


  • Breakfast (served in the room or in the courtyard)
  • Fridge with drinks for all guests
  • Pool
  • Shady green courtyard
  • Rental of umbrellas for the beach
  • Rental of e-bikes
  • Free parking nearby
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom85 €
Family roomfrom115 €
Suitefrom115 €

Location + Directions

By boat

The Petit Maó is just a 10-minute walk from the port. The ships from Mallorca, Barcelona and Valencia dock there.

By plane

Menorca Airport is just 7 km from the hotel. Those who do not want their own rental car can easily cover the route by taxi.